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New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 2023

Author:
Chandi Deitmer and Taylor Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Woo-woo films?
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Taylor Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 143, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Deitmer. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnson. Sunday freshness: 77%
Will Shortz notes:
Chandi Deitmer, of Cambridge, Mass., edits puzzles for Elevate Labs, a brain-training app. Taylor Johnson, of Minneapolis, is a stay-at-home dad who volunteers at a food co-op. After meeting via an ... read more
Constructor notes:
We want to thank the editing team, and especially Christina Iverson, for their patience and expertise while we made this puzzle into what you see today. Their efforts and guidance really helped ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interesting take on the letter addition / removal genre. Focusing on a single-letter change is usually a losing battle, since the genre has been run nearly out of town over the decades, so ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/28/23 ( No. 26,864 )
Across
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Conceal : MASK
5
___ Kola (Peruvian beverage partly owned by Coca-Cola) : INCA
9
Brittney who blocked more shots individually in 2012 than any entire N.C.A.A. women's team : GRINER
15
Tap alternative : PSST
19
From the top : AGAIN
21
Yoga mat, at times : ROLL
22
I : IODIDE
23
Home to the Cedar Point amusement park, a mecca for roller-coaster enthusiasts : OHIO
24
Enjoy a La-Z-Boy recliner? : LEISURESIT
26
Head exec? : SUITUPFRONT
28
Supplements : ADDSTO
29
"That was ... really bad" : WOOF
31
What a pump might squeeze : TOE
32
Burns a little : SINGES
33
Affectedly shy : COY
34
Captain Hook's #2 : SMEE
36
"How I Met Your Mother" narrator Bob : SAGET
38
Yard sale condition : ASIS
39
Navy and others : HUES
41
Scratching post scratcher : CLAW
43
Tantalizingly detailed : LURID
45
Six-foot runner? : ANT
46
"My luggage has gone missing!"? : ITSALOSTCASE
49
Germs from day care, e.g.? : COLDCAUSE
54
Metallic fabric : LAME
55
Develop further, with "out" : FLESH
57
Prince William, to Charles and Diana : ELDERSON
58
They're found beneath sink holes : PTRAPS
61
Jousts with : TILTSAT
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Refrain from sports? : OLE
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Simple sandwich : BLT
65
"Likewise" : ASAMI
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Vegetable with striped and golden varieties : BEET
67
Like a jiggly tooth : LOOSE
69
Grp. regulating pesticides : EPA
70
Request for one-on-one time in the "Bachelor" TV franchise … or a phonetic hint to four pairs of answers in this puzzle : CANISTEALYOUFORASECOND
76
Website feed inits. : RSS
77
Committee head? : HARDC
78
Only : SOLE
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Dog breed associated with the British royal family : CORGI
80
Nowhere to be found, for short : MIA
81
The Lions, on scoreboards : DET
82
Mexican garments, as they're spelled in Mexico : SARAPES
84
Like some hats and sheets : FITTED
85
Comprises : INCLUDES
88
Carried : TOTED
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Bodily function? : ORGY
90
Things to avoid when baking desserts? : CAKEDONTS
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Sadness at the last Boston cream being taken, e.g.? : DONUTDESPAIR
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Annual gala host, with "the" : MET
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Went down an Olympic track : LUGED
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Bother : PAIN
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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It's one foot long : IAMB
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Swell : BLOAT
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Had down : KNEW
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Amer. currency : USD
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Remains in a hearth : EMBERS
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Big time? : ERA
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Farm connector : YOKE
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Area for note-taking : MARGIN
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My garden waterer that's seen better days? : THISOLDHOSE
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Shopping destination for your underwear needs? : PANTYHOUSE
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Tilt-a-Whirl, e.g. : RIDE
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The burdens we carry : ONUSES
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Barre bend : PLIE
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Stashes (away) : SALTS
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Foil alternative : EPEE
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Kitsch : BADART
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Hit the paper plane icon, say : SEND
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Assemble in one large body : MASS
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Book that follows Zechariah : MALACHI
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Got too old : AGEDOUT
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Gave permission : SAIDYES
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One meaning of "X" : KISS
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Wrath : IRE
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"Easy!" : NOSWEAT
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Award won by Don Draper on "Mad Men" : CLIO
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Gladys Knight and Norah Jones, for two : ALTOS
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Platoon members, for short : GIS
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Networking aid : ROUTER
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Half-baked : IDIOTIC
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Evening, in advertising : NITE
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Northwestern follower : EDU
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CrossFit bits : REPS
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One who's barely acting? : PORNSTAR
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Board game popular in Japan : SHOGI
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Certain trig ratios : SINES
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Preschoolers : TOTS
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"Darn!" : NUTS
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Woo-woo films? : ROMCOMS
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Intended : FIANCEE
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High register : FALSETTO
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"Who ___?" : ELSE
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"___ who?" : GUESS
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Deli assortment : SALAMIS
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Comedian who said "I once spent a year in Philadelphia. I think it was on a Sunday" : WCFIELDS
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Mother rabbit : DOE
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Throws, in a way : ADDLES
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Prized metamorphic rock : LAPIS
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Urban scavenger : ALLEYCAT
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Author Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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Drive home? : USBPORT
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Singer Knowles : SOLANGE
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Head doc? : ENT
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More than cracked : HALFOPEN
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Donor group, for short : PAC
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Title for multiple Marias and Annas in history : TSARINA
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Pillage : RANSACK
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Letter-shaped beam : TBAR
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Equipped, as a factory for production : TOOLEDUP
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Miner discoveries : ORES
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Subspecies adapted to a specific environment : ECOTYPE
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Timely thing to arrive on : THEDOT
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Packed away : EATEN
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Newspaper debut of 9/15/82 : USATODAY
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Vapes : ECIGS
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Pulled off : DID
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It may be dropped for emphasis : MIC
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Fratty type, colloquially : DUDEBRO
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Event with barrel racing : RODEO
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Close rival, in a sense : FRENEMY
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"Show it here!" : LEMMESEE
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The Cards, on scoreboards : STL
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Mr. Wednesday's true identity in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" : ODIN
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Secretly, from the Latin : SUBROSA
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Given shelter : TAKENIN
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Salad green also known as "rocket" : ARUGULA
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Brooks no debate : INSISTS
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Ripe strawberry feature : REDNESS
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Comedian/TV host Nikki : GLASER
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Reply to "You dig?" : IMHIP
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Stick (by) : ABIDE
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Big name in baseball cards : TOPPS
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Cartoonish baby cries : WAHS
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Infinitive of the French "suis" and "sommes" : ETRE
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Slovenly sort : SLOB
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Former Israeli P.M. Barak : EHUD
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Relative of wild cabbage : KALE
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Wander : ROAM
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Focus of the Human Genome Project : DNA
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Suffix with darned : EST
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Titular character portrayed by Jason Sudeikis : TED

Answer summary:
11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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